Monday, July 2, 2012
What a picture! I wish I'd made it myself. It's been haunting me ever since I saw it in March, decorating an article. Newsweek photographer, Jesse Lenz, put it together from various sources.
Three good-looking "dancers," with hats, canes, spats and gloves in their hands -- Zuckerberg in the center, leading Zynga's Mark Pincus, and Google's Sergey Brin.
Google's dancer said, "We want Google to be the third half of your brain." Zynga's dancer is a Mobile Gaming expert, and Zuck -- wowy -- he's world famous -- lauded, given awards, respected -- deemed bold, called an innovator. He's an example to the younger generation of how to succeed in business.
I think he has tried hard to succeed -- he's a very smart star dancer, though, as a Facebooker, I am seriously annoyed with some of the changes he's made to streamline things for us, his 800 million users. We are buyers who came in to his theater, and grabbed the best seats -- though we don't pay cash to connect with friends, we pay by lending FB our names, and data.
Yep, there's Zuck in the center -- the lead dancer, who's got the dance routine down pat -- shuffle, hop, step, ball change. The other two dancers are happily observing, checking, and imitating him -- learning the routine from behind. Those tap steps are tricky.
Yes, a huge audience is watching.-- lots of them wondering if this very smart star, Zuckerberg, screwed up the IPO -- the initial public offering that opened the show. Some think the IPO was too fancy. Some insiders told other insiders that the show was going to bomb. Big money guys who back the big shows, backed away, while other guys rushed to buy, and learned, oops, they lost about 25%.
Hey, the show must go on. The trio's still dancing, performing full-out, though lawsuits are appearing. Hey, even if the leading dancer goofed, or one of his choreographers at Morgan Stanley goofed, he's dancing.
It's a big show! The show must go on, right?
But I don't like being in the audience. I don't like the theater or the stage set -- I don't like being on that yellow brick road, on the way to Gold City, where Zuckerberg, Pincus and Brin are heading.